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Nurses work extremely hard to care for patients. Yet when they have a baby of their own they barely have time to bond with them before they head back to work. Add the financial strain into the mix and it can become very stressful and overwhelming. Here are 8 actionable tips about how to financially prepare for maternity leave as a nurse.
By taking proper precautions and always putting safety first, working as a nurse while pregnant is possible. Here are 9 helpful tips for pregnant nurses.
At work you are busy caring for patients, organizing plans of care, giving life-saving treatments, advocating for patients, all while continuing to make them feel safe and well-cared for. Now its time to apply your nurse time management skills at home. After all, nurses know more then anyone about how to prioritize the most important tasks first. Our patients lives often depend on it. Here are simple and helpful time-saving tips for the nurse who is also a mother.
Breast feeding can be hard for a new mom (it certainly was for me!). Then, when I finally got the hang of it, my maternity leave was almost over and I had a whole new problem to figure out: How am I supposed to continue breastfeeding while working as a busy registered nurse? Well, its been one year and I am still pumping successfully as a nurse working in the emergency department. The #1 thing I have learned is that if you don’t plan ahead, pumping at work as a nurse can be extremely difficult. But with the right pumping tools and a lot of determination you will find that you can make pumping fit right into your busy nursing schedule! Here are 8 pumping essentials that nurses need to pump at work.
Before you consider hospital nursing as a career you may want to weigh the pros and cons of 12 hour nursing shifts. I wish someone had shared this information with me before I became a nurse so that I had a better idea of what to expect. Especially as a working mother! Here are the pros and cons of working 12 hour nursing shifts.